car·​bo·​nara | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈnär-ə How to pronounce carbonara (audio) \

Definition of carbonara

: a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (such as eggs, bacon or ham, and grated cheese) have been mixed often used as a postpositive modifier spaghetti carbonara

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An Italian restaurant in China could use entirely Chinese made products to make their carbonara. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Global pizza domination makes Italy the world’s leading cuisine “exporter”," 4 July 2019 Calling to me most right now are agnolotti stuffed with herbed goat cheese and brightened with flowers, and shells that catch their topping of pancetta, escarole and sunny egg so that every bite delivers carbonara bliss. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat (and drink) right now — plus one to avoid," 24 June 2019 Nearby Bocca Osteria is run by the same family and gives the same level of care to classic Roman dishes like Amatriciana and carbonara, using homemade pasta. By Regan Stephens, Fortune, "This Street Is the Perfect Place to Soak Up the Spirit of San Juan," 20 July 2019 The carbonara at brunch needed more cheese to boost the salt. Bill Addison,, "The pizzeria in ‘Eat Pray Love’ has a new Hollywood knockoff. It’s a flop.," 11 July 2019 For pasta people, this comforting yet light spring pea carbonara always wins. Genevieve Ko,, "Five recipes for Father's Day," 14 June 2019 Florence, Italy Dreaming of cappuccinos, carbonara, and cannoli? Teen Vogue, "10 Best Places To Study Abroad: Our Favorite Study-Abroad Cities," 25 Mar. 2019 Coastal and rustic influences mingle on the menu, with some curious items like the boudin tater tots and turtle carbonara. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 The red cabbage crab cakes, Gouda cheese pretzels, fried green tomato BLT, crawfish carbonara, Nashville Hot Chicken, and chicken and waffles are all on point. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Places for Hot Chicken in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of carbonara

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbonara

Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker

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